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'''Johnny Vidacovich''' is a jazz drummer from New Orleans, Louisiana, who is a member of the band Astral Project. Playing since the early 1970s with Astral Project (which includes James Singleton (musician)|James Singleton, Tony Dagradi and Steve Masakowski), he has become renowned as a prominent and sought after New Orleans musician. He has been recognized by ''OffBeat (music magazine)|OffBeat'' magazine in its Best of the Beat Awards as "Best Drummer/Percussionist" numerous times, the Big Easy Entertainment Awards, with praise in ''Downbeat'', ''The New York Times'', and NPR's ''Jazz Profiles'' by Branford Marsalis. He has played with Bobby McFerrin, Stanton Moore, Charlie Hunter, Willy DeVille, Robert Walter (musician)|Robert Walter and New Orleans musicians Johnny Adams, Professor Longhair, James Booker, Alvin Tyler|Alvin "Red" Tyler, and Mose Allison.Rose of Sharon...
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Birth placeNew Orleans, Louisiana
GenreJazz
OccupationMusician
InstrumentDrums
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Associated actsAstral Project, The Trio
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